WHOOP Podcast

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This podcast has
179 episodes
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44 min.
Release period
7 days


At WHOOP, we are on a mission to unlock human performance. WHOOP Founder & CEO Will Ahmed sits down with top athletes, scientists, experts, and more to learn what the best in the world are doing to perform at their peak – and what you can do to unlock your own best performance. Every week, we dig deeper into sleep, recovery, nutrition, training, lifestyle habits, and more to help you reach your potential.

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Food as medicine: Dr. Julie Foucher explains how to eat your way to good health
This week’s episode is all about nutrition and how locking in your diet can help prevent chronic disease, fix health problems you might be dealing with, and help you live a longer life. Dr. Julie Foucher, family physician and four-time CrossFit Games athlete, talks about how food can often be used as the medicine for what ails you. She joins WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes to discuss food's medicinal capabilities (3:25), preventing chronic disease (7:20), inflammation (9:20), processed foods (14:08), eating for longevity (17:36), eating close to bed (22:15), comparing different diets (27:02), injury prevention and recovery (29:48), nutrition and mental health (33:15), and habit formation and behavior change (35:12). Support the show
How to train your brain: Neurophysiologist Louisa Nicola details how exercise, sleep, and nutrition help our brains perform
Neurophysiologist Louisa Nicola joins the WHOOP Podcast to detail the intersection between brain health, physiology, and peak performance. Louisa sits down with WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes to explain the role sleep, nutrition, and exercise play in growing our brains, how the brain ages, and the steps we can take to keep our brains young. Louisa discusses training your brain (5:54), exercise and brain aging (12:28), brain health and resistance training (18:19), nutrition (20:57), hydration (25:34), sleep deprivation and the role it plays in immunity and injuries (32:05), measuring inflammation and stress with HRV (37:13), and how alcohol affects the brain (43:17).  Support the show
How sleep, physiology, and psychological safety affect your work performance
To unlock your best ideas, creativity, and performance, it is essential to create a safe space – part of which can be done with the right interpersonal behaviors, and part of which is done at home with a good night’s sleep. To examine this, WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes sits down for a discussion with Harvard business school professor and behavioral science researcher Dr. Amy Edmondson on the concept of psychological safety. Dr. Jemma King from the University of Queensland in Australia and researcher Nadia Fox also join the podcast to detail new groundbreaking research on the intersection between psychology and physiology and how that manifests in metrics like sleep debt and HRV. Learn more about psychological safety (3:23), stress responses (9:08), burnout (11:23), cognitive functioning under stress (14:52), sleep deprivation (18:09), the study findings (25:50), slow wave sleep and mental control (28:41), cognitive fitness (29:53), sleep debt and psychological safety (32:27), and sleep consistency (41:17). Support the show
Advice from the masters of mindset: Insights from the WHOOP Podcast on mindfulness, meditation, and mental performance
Unlocking human performance isn’t just about tapping into the potential your body has – it’s about harnessing the power of the mind. We’re taking a look back at some of the learnings and insights we’ve covered on the WHOOP Podcast related to mental performance. In this episode, you’ll learn from some of the masters of mindset on how to improve your mindfulness, meditation, and visualization practices, including Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe (2:35), world-renowned sports psychologist Dr. Jim Loehr (4:38), Free Solo rock climber Alex Honnold (6:21), 2-time PGA Champion Justin Thomas (11:59), Olympic legend Michael Phelps (14:13), former Navy SEAL Mark Divine (17:11), Steve-O from Jackass (21:12), and Stanford Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman (24:37). Support the show
Mental wellbeing and human nature: Dr. Bill von Hippel talks succeeding in the modern world
Leading evolutionary psychologist Dr. Bill von Hippel sits down for a discussion on what makes us tick as humans and how that plays a role in our mental health. Dr. von Hippel is the author of the book The Social Leap, and explains how the experience of our ancestors shaped the way our minds and bodies react to stressful situations, positive and negative emotions, and social settings. He joins WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes to talk about the beginnings of humanity (2:30), the pursuit of happiness (4:28), social comparisons (7:57), healthy motivation (12:02), stress (12:48), framing the right mindset (17:50), staying present (23:56), flow states (27:23), negative feelings and stress responses (29:07), self-control and willpower (32:29), our limitations as humans (37:27), and mindfulness practices (41:02). Support the show
Sloane Stephens, U.S. Open champion, talks mental health, the winning mindset, and peak performance
2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens joins the WHOOP Podcast for an in-depth conversation on her career, high performance, and mental health. Sloane is one of the most recognizable American tennis players of the last decade. She became the youngest woman in the top 100 by the time she turned 18 and has reached as high as the third overall ranking in the world. Despite that, she explains how she has avoided placing unnecessary pressure on herself and talks about how obsessing over winning proved to be a detriment to her. She discusses her journey to tennis (1:28), going pro at 16 (5:02), winning the U.S. Open (9:27), mental health and wellbeing (11:28), how she felt before the U.S. Open final (17:04), mindfulness and meditation (19:34), using WHOOP (23:19), strain (26:41), "peak Sloane" (33:19), finding gratitude (37:40), life after tennis (41:42), and the Sloane Stephens Foundation (42:25).  Support the show
Learning to Thrive: Resilience expert Dr. Mollie Marti talks mental health and wellbeing
Resilience expert Dr. Mollie Marti shares practical ways that you can go about building your mental resilience and improving your emotional wellbeing. She joins WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes to discuss what mental resilience is (6:32), the THRIVE model for building resilience (8:38), the importance of relationships (9:10), our core needs as humans (11:32), practicing realistic optimism (15:22), awareness (20:52), accepting what you can't control (21:44), negative thoughts and using sensory resets (24:21), physiological health and mental health (29:42), utilizing resets for your body (39:03), and stress, rest, and recovery (41:21). Support the show
Michael Phelps on his journey to Olympic greatness, his struggles with depression, and how WHOOP helps him be his best
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, joins the WHOOP Podcast for an in-depth discussion on his career, high performance, and mental health. Michael talks about his journey to winning 28 Olympic medals, but also details his struggle with depression and anxiety. He explains his mission to help those battling mental health challenges and also talks about how WHOOP plays a critical role in his own health and well-being. He sits down with Will Ahmed to discuss his early days in swimming (1:52), how he quickly discovered swimming was therapeutic for him (3:37), dealing with expectations and his burning desire to win (9:42), capturing his first gold medal (13:31), making sacrifices (16:47), the pursuit of perfection at the Beijing Olympics (19:36), his love of competition (23:25), experiencing emptiness after Beijing (25:04), recovery and sleep (27:48), why WHOOP (29:41), his mental health struggles and his darkest moments (34:02), showing the world the "real" Michael Phelps (39:37), trying to lower the suicide rate (45:56), flow states (48:22), diet and nutrition while training (55:17), and the Michael Phelps Foundation (56:55).  Support the show
From partier to pro athlete: how cyclist Orla Walsh became one of Ireland's top athletes
Orla Walsh's journey to professional cycling was far from ordinary. She was a self-described party girl who was smoking up to 20 cigarettes a day, but that all changed when she started biking to work.  She quickly transformed her life and is now one of Ireland's best athletes, winning three straight national championships in women's sprint. She sits down with Jeremy Powers to discuss her journey to sport (3:13), her competitive spirit (8:46), getting into racing (11:28), her vegan diet (15:31), being a woman in cycling (25:06), how she uses WHOOP (31:08), her respiratory rate story with COVID-19 (32:29), rest and recovery (34:06), and the performance mindset (37:17). Support the show (http://whoop.com)
Josh Hart, Portland Trail Blazers guard, shares how WHOOP and an increased focus on recovery propelled him to his best season yet
Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart is coming off the best season of his career, something he attributes to an increased focus on rest, recovery, and nutrition. He explains how WHOOP plays a critical role in his performance and tells us what he’s learned from his WHOOP insights both on the court and off. Josh details his dreams of being a professional athlete (1:55), nighttime practice sessions with his dad as a kid (3:15), his experience as a college athlete at Villanova (9:35), winning the 2016 national championship (12:06), getting his nutrition locked in (14:30), improving his sleep (15:58), the best game of his career and how his WHOOP data showed he was primed for success (18:52), eating habits (25:41), making sacrifices for better recovery (29:40), mindfulness and meditation (34:09), his advice to younger athletes (38:14), and getting in-game insights from WHOOP (41:23).  Support the show (http://whoop.com)
Malaika Mihambo, Olympic long jump champion and German Sportswoman of the Year, discusses overcoming self doubt on the way to the top
This week’s guest is Malaika Mihambo, the reigning Olympic, European, and World champion in long jump. Malaika has been named the German Sportswoman of the Year for three consecutive years, the first person to accomplish that feat since tennis legend Steffi Graf. Malaika speaks openly about the self-doubt she experienced leading up to the Tokyo Olympics, and details how writing in her journal and using mindfulness practices helped her overcome the anxiety she felt approaching the Olympic competition. She also discusses her journey to sport (2:02), staying grounded (3:45), preparing for Tokyo (6:31), journaling (9:37), the night before winning gold (12:30), believing in yourself (18:09), mindfulness and meditation (20:34), using WHOOP (24:49), being a vegan athlete (27:38), and habit tracking (32:40).  Support the show (http://whoop.com)
Brad Faxon, longtime PGA Tour golfer, discusses the mindset needed for success in golf and life
Brad Faxon is one of the best putters the PGA Tour has ever seen. He led the PGA Tour in putting average three times, and set the single season putting record in 2000, edging out Tiger Woods in what was Tiger’s best season on Tour. He sits down with Will Ahmed to discuss his beginnings in sport (2:24), how he overcame his early career struggles (8:41), the difference between playing scared and playing nervous (12:12), using WHOOP (14:18), the mental side of golf (17:24), becoming a great putter and the mindset for success (20:09), learning to accept your misses (26:37), The Masters (32:40), Tiger Woods and his impact on golf (34:28), and his favorite courses (40:22). Support the show (http://whoop.com)

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4.7 out of 5
491 reviews
Una reta 2022/04/16
Varied and informative
Great podcast. Speaker is easy to listen to. Length is appropriate. Interesting insights and info, and the guests provide different vantage points.
agrreiner 2022/05/26
More promotional than educational
Honestly how useful is Michael Phelps training to me? It’s nice to know not need to know and the athlete is rarely that notable. I want more relevant ...
clarkjasonee 2022/01/27
Excellent Podcast
Whoop is a life-changing tool and this podcast supports that in so many ways. It’s almost been information overload since I joined last August, but it...
BillybobJoJason 2022/03/10
Overall Good
Very grateful for whoop and will. You guys need to take an open stance on vxines. The science is out - they have done NOTHING to stop transmission, th...
Arlie K 2021/12/21
WHOOP, there it is!
The WHOOP Podcast is the perfect supplement to your fitness routine! With actionable advice, interviews with incredible experts, and engaging episodes...
vikariq 2022/01/24
Vocal fry…come on now!
The only reason I’m giving four stars and not five is Emily’s vocal fry. It’s honestly one of the most intense vocal fry’s I’ve ever heard and I am su...
avery bachman 2021/12/10
Best podcast!!!!!
Love the whoop pod
Brianl1107 2021/09/12
Whoop here it is.
Motivation and entertainment that goes hand in hand with the Whoop community and lifestyle.
Cgarcia44 2021/08/18
Quality Info for days!
Ty whoop!
jftd88 2021/07/21
Request for Episode
Love this podcast. Today’s episode focuses on female nutrition, would be great to have a similar episode on male nutrition, since many of the topics d...


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